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Capitalism gone mad – AFL selling out?

Submitted by on November 15, 2013 – 11:00 amNo Comment


At FC United of Manchester’s match against Frackin Athleticos tomorrow you will be assaulted by a plethora of commies turned capitalists as we attempt to flog you all manner of items.

The newly released A Fine Lung issue 11 will be on sale via our cra(p)ck team of sellers outside the ground, mumbling beneath their hoods and looking dead interested. A preview of its contents is posted below.

Furthermore our first ever AFL T-shirt will be on sale in Course You Can Malcolm, the centre of all things capitalista.

Stu from the Bay fancies himself as a Welsh Del Boy and will be selling the shirts from behind a table, market-trader style, which will also flog issue 11 (£2) and a host of back issues for just £1. He has had the laminator out, so expect to see signs a-plenty.

All funds made will go towards something nice at FC United’s new ground in Moston.

For those who can’t be arsed with football matches, issue 11 is also available from Cornerhouse on Oxford Road, Manchester, from the National Football Museum in Manchester and from the Working Class Movement Library on Crescent in Salford.

We are also selling it on our online stall for the first time. Due to the paypal and postage costs we are going to sell it for £3 to cover ourselves and ensure that enough proceeds still go towards FC United of Manchester’s new home in Moston. Click here to buy it.


Our T-shirt is also available from the online stall too. Here: T-shirt

Issue 11 was meant to be the one that marked our moving into Moston. Unfortunately, life got in the way and we will have to wait until late summer 2013 for that to become a reality.

To mark issue 11 we decided early in the life of AFLM:SPG that we would explain all our front cover pictures. So we do just that in this new issue. It makes for a lovely meander through our shared red, mancuinan histories. From Peterloo to potty nocturnal Ken.

Mick Middles writes about the Distractions and is ably assisted on the music front by Scott Taylor (Jocelyn Brown) and Midjmo Matt (Jason Molina) as per usual. We also have an interview with Richard McNevin-Duff, who fronted Factory Records’ last ever band Space Monkeys. Revelations-a-plenty…

Unlike us, we know, but we have some articles on FC United courtesy of J Walter Weatherman and Talkative and our resident Daily Mail reader Mick Turdkis has his say on politics and football.

We have articles on the Rome derby, forgotten graveyards, immigrants (as everyone in our city is) and an excerpt from the excellent new book from Lung original Andy Davies – City of Gangs. We focus on the Old Firm cos we thought you would like that.

There is plenty more for your two pounds. We hope you enjoy it.

Spiritly, patiencely, gentlenessly yours.

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